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Asian Art in London

Asian Art in London is an event that focuses on art and historic objects from across Asia. It takes place every autumn in the UK capital.

It started in 1998 and now hosts an array of dealer shows, auctions, receptions and seminars. Among the categories of works offered are Indian & Islamic Art as well as works of art from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. 


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Illuminating an African royal dynasty in India

02 November 2020

An early 19th century royal manuscript produced for the Nawab of Sachin, c.1830, was given the Antiques Trade Gazette prize for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House when the annual Asian Art in London awards were announced last week.

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Pick of the week: Manuscript at Roseberys reveals a little-studied era

02 November 2020

As referenced in an inscription to the opening folio, this early 19th century manuscript – offered at Roseberys in south London – was produced for the Nawab of Sachin, Ibrahim Muhammed Yakut Khan I Bahadur (r.1802-53).

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Asian Art in London 2020 award winners announced

29 October 2020

In a ceremony broadcast online on Thursday October 29, Asian Art in London revealed the winners of its Outstanding Objects awards for 2020.

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Feast from the East: East Asian art in focus during latest events programme

26 October 2020

The East Asian tranche of the new-format Asian Art in London event runs from October 29-November 7.

Asian Art in London 2020 - maps of participants

26 October 2020

Download our maps showing participants in the East Asian section of Asian Art in London, October 29-November 7.

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Asian Art in London: the East Asian award nominees

26 October 2020

Following on from the nominees for the best Indian and Islamic object (published in ATG No 2463), an equivalent shortlist has been announced for pieces in the East Asian category.

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East Asian art: our pick of 23 auction previews

26 October 2020

A selection of previews from auction houses either taking part in Asian Art in London (marked below with a *) or holding sales to coincide with the event.

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No travels to Japan but dealer moves in on Japanese website idea

26 October 2020

Asian Art in London dealer Joost van den Bergh is launching a new website devoted to Art Deco and Modernist Japanese art to coincide with the event.

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East Asian: Virtual realities as Asian Art in London adapts to Covid-19 changes

26 October 2020

While galleries remain open during Asian Art in London, the ever-changing world of Covid-19 restrictions means the internet has also become an important resource for doing business

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Asian Art in London 2020: East Asian dealer previews

26 October 2020

A selection of previews from dealers taking part in the East Asian section of Asian Art in London.

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Joys of the East: Upcoming Indian and Islamic art auctions and exhibitions

12 October 2020

The two-part Asian Art in London begins with Indian and Islamic art auctions and dealer exhibitions this month.

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Islamic & Indian art: nine dealer previews for October 2020

12 October 2020

A focus on Indian and Islamic art available to view and buy from dealers taking part in Asian Art in London in late October.

Asian Art in London details and maps for October 2020

12 October 2020

Galleries and Auction houses at this year's 'Asian Art in London' will each have their own requirements for social distancing and all will have hand sanitisers available.

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Islamic & Indian art: 11 auction previews for October 2020

12 October 2020

A wealth of Indian and Islamic art and artefacts are available to view and buy in late October from both participants at Asian Art in London and auction houses whose sales are timed to coincide with the festival.

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Asian Art in London's Islamic & Indian art award nominees for 2020

12 October 2020

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s inaugural Indian and Islamic week have been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. Winners will be announced on October 29.

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Indian and Islamic Week: Asian Art in London awards shortlist announced

06 October 2020

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s inaugural Indian and Islamic week have been announced.

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New dates for Asian Art in London's Indian and Islamic art event

24 August 2020

Asian Art in London (AAL) has rescheduled dates for its new-format Indian and Islamic art this autumn.

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New format Asian Art in London brings more emphasis on Islamic and Indian works

17 August 2020

Asian Art in London (AAL) is returning this year with a new format that splits the long-running event between Indian and Islamic art and east Asian art.

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Bruun Rasmussen pulls Chinese flask from auction over uncertain dating

03 December 2018

Danish auctioneer Bruun Rasmussen has withdrawn a Chinese flask from sale for the second time following disagreements over its age.

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Asian Art in London to overhaul awards after authenticity of 'best object' winner questioned

19 November 2018

The organisers of Asian Art in London are to abandon the event’s ‘best objects’ award after doubt was cast on the authenticity of one of this year’s winners. The Danish auctioneer which won the award however is standing by the Yuan attribution for the flask after conducting a scientific test.